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Cash Cab taxi kills Vancouver pedestrian

A 61-year-old man was struck and killed this weekend by a taxi used for the Canadian version of the television show Cash Cab. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was rushed to hospital, and according to Vancouver Police, died a short time later. 

A producer for the show was driving the vehicle after a day of filming when he struck the man. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his friends and family,” Andrew Burnstein, head of production for Cash Cab, said in a statement. “My heart also goes out to the driver of the vehicle, a member of our technical staff, who is shaken and devastated by this tragic accident, as is the rest of our team."

I don’t own a car and walk most places, and I must say as a pedestrian, Vancouver has some of the worst drivers I’ve ever seen! I’ve almost been hit on several occasions. (In fact, yesterday, I was walking down Main Street and almost was hit twice.) I’m not saying that this is the case in this particular tragedy, but some general advice for Vancouverites who drive: stop before the stop sign, and if you’re turning on a busy street, make sure there’s no traffic AND no pedestrians trying to cross the street! 

My sympathy and prayers to the victim’s friends and family. 

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